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Add a Stylish Twist to Your Gift Wrapping With the Japanese Furoshiki!

Christmas and New Year may be over, but the act of giving gifts isn’t! Whether it’s to celebrate a loved one’s birthday or to congratulate a colleague, gift giving plays an important role in gatherings. And while you can’t judge a gift by its wrapper, there’s nothing wrong with spending a significant amount of time…

Check Out the 10 Best Gifts You Can Buy in Tokyo in 2018!

Finding and buying Omiyage (souvenirs in Japanese) is just one unmissable aspect of any trip to a new country. During your trip to Japan, you will notice there are a lot of shops where you can buy souvenirs. You may feel a little bit lost with all the choices on offer in those shops. Here…

Top 10 Souvenirs From Okinawa to Bedazzle Your Friends and Family!

Cherry blossom viewing in Okinawa (沖縄) might have already come to an end but it’s never too late to enjoy the sheer grandeur of Japan’s southernmost prefecture. Due to its geographical location, Okinawa is the only place in the country that enjoys a tropical-like climate comparable to its neighboring countries, such as the Philippines and…

Heading to Tokyo? Here Are 10 Essential Things You Should Pack!

So you are heading to the capital city of the Land of the Rising Sun, all excited and ready to hit the towers and the sushi bars. But before you pack your suitcases, here are a few items that every traveler must have in order to have a pleasant stay in Tokyo (東京). 1. Adapters…

Running Out of Souvenir Ideas? Here are 3 Perfect Cosmetic Souvenirs From Japan!

It is a very rare occurrence to find a cosmetic item that comes at an affordable price yet superb quality. In Japan, there are so many beauty products to choose from. Some are used as souvenirs not only because of their beautiful packaging but also because of their excellent quality. I highly recommend 3 perfect…

Enjoy Japanese Food Sample Art With These Cute Bookmarks

Japan is an expert when it comes to creating realistic-looking food samples. Many restaurants display these samples in their windows as an example of the food they serve, and to attract more customers with very real looking plastic food. For us folks who do not own a restaurant, we appreciate fake food as well, it…

Learn About ’Mizuhiki’ and Why They Are Used to Decorate Japanese Gifts

Have you ever seen Japanese traditional ribbons before? These are called “mizuhiki” in Japanese. It is a form of art which uses special cords which are twisted to form various kinds of objects and shapes. These are commonly used for decorating celebratory gift envelopes. Let’s find out how it has been shaped over the years.…
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